Recently we spend 4 nights at the Inn at Chachalaca Bend as part of our Southern Texas birding trip. Located on a 40 acre property along a Resaca, the Inn and the grounds did not disappoint us. It was very quiet and relaxing to stay here for several days. Our room, the Belted Kingfisher, was spacious and had a warm feel to it. Nice soft towels and bath robes were provided as well. Unlike several other B&B where we have stayed in the past, we had a scrumptious breakfast each day. Breakfast included fresh fruit, coffee, eggs, homemade salsa (which was delicious), pancakes, muffins and various other items. Breakfast was far more extensive than expected. The staff was very friendly and was readily to help out as needed. Thanks to Tommie and Terri for making our stay so relaxing.
The B&B is centrally located to various local birding locations. Within a 30 minute drive you can easily reach Laguna Atascosa, South Padre Island, Audubon Sable Palm, and Old Port Isabel Rd. However, do not overlook the Inn grounds. With waterfront access, a bird blind, and a prairie many specialty birds were found including Green Jay, Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Crested Caracara, White-tailed Hawk, Olive Sparrow, Altamira Oriole, and White-tipped Dove. I found over 65 species while birding at the Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 20 miles from South Padre Island and 12 miles north of Mexico, outside of Los Fresnos, Texas, is one of the best kept secret travel destinations in the state. The Inn at Chachalaca Bend presents 40 acres of unspoiled country paradise with beautiful wildlife, natural lake frontage and luxury accommodations that are popular with year round birdwatchers, fishermen or those who seek only to pamper themselves with the ultimate escape and relaxation. Close to the finest beaches on the Texas Gulf Coast, yet far from the crowds. ... more less